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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

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Tributes to former President Bush are well-deserved, says Senate Republican leader Tributes to former President Bush are well-deserved, says Senate Republican leader
RITZVILLE…Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement upon the passing last night of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush: “I very well remember the elder President Bush’s time as our chief executive – in fact, he was seeking a second term when I was first...
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Schoesler to continue as leader of state Senate’s Republican caucus Schoesler to continue as leader of state Senate’s Republican caucus
YAKIMA…The state Senate Republican Caucus has again elected Sen. Mark Schoesler as its leader, two months ahead of the 2019 legislative session. The longtime 9th District lawmaker, first elected Republican leader prior to the 2013 session, was among the eight senators chosen to the leadership team by caucus members who...
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Schoesler: We must redouble our efforts to keep Amazon jobs in Washington
Schoesler: We must redouble our efforts to keep Amazon jobs in Washington
Senate Republican leader concerned for retail leviathan’s future investment in local job growth OLYMPIA…Amazon’s announcement today of two locations – New York City and Arlington, Virginia – as the homes for new headquarters ends the long and closely watched search for its next wave of investment and employment. The decision...
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Senate Republican leader concerned over ‘representation fees’ in third inquiry to Governor over changes in union dues Senate Republican leader concerned over ‘representation fees’ in third inquiry to Governor over changes in union dues
OLYMPIA… After receiving no direct response from the Governor, Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler sent a third letter July 12, requesting clarification from Gov. Jay Inslee on how Washington plans to address changes to union dues collections. “I’m concerned that there are conversations happening behind closed doors to circumvent the...
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